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Dictionary definition for: Survey

1. (n) a detailed critical inspection

2. (v) consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"

3. (n) short descriptive summary (of events)

4. (v) look over in a comprehensively, inspect; "He surveyed his new classmates"

5. (n) the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it" "his survey of the battlefield was limited"

6. (v) keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"

7. (v) hold a review (of troops)

8. (v) make a survey of; for statistical purposes

9. (v) plot a map of (land)

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